Tel Aviv: The City That Never Sleeps

Published on March 25, 2017 by IBMT

From its history to its harbors, Tel Aviv is a bustling, vibrant city with unexpected sights and sounds at every turn. With near-perfect weather- sunny skies most year, Tel Aviv is the perfect city for any type of traveler. The culinary and restaurant scene is internationally acclaimed, the beaches expansive, and the culture and history wide-ranging. Complete with Bauhaus architecture, a globally renowned clubbing scene, and with the ever-impressive Jaffa nearby, it is the perfect city for any interests, and guests of all ages.


Tel Aviv is full of historical sites integral to the history of both modern and ancient Israel. Independence Hall is a must-see, because it served as the location where David Ben-Gurion, the first prime minister of Israel, established the State of Israel amongst other community leaders. This event made international headlines, and opened a new chapter of history for the Middle East, and the Jewish people. Another popular destination is Beit Hatfutsot, or the Museum of the Jewish People. This unique institution tells the continuing and vibrant narrative of the Jewish people. Beit Hatfutsot conveys the fascinating story of the Jewish people and of Jewish culture and religion.

Visitors can take a walking tour through Jaffa, an ancient port city within walking distance of Tel Aviv’s beaches. Jaffa is truly a melting pot within Israel, with Jewish and Arab people living and working in harmony side by side. Jaffa is home to some of the most delightful restaurants in the Tel Aviv area, as well as beautiful sights and bakeries serving traditional Arab desserts. The Jaffa Flea Market is always filled with great items, and the smells, sights, and sounds of the market are a perfect representation of the people living in this ancient city. The winding alleyways and narrow streets are lined with art galleries and craft studios, in addition to family-owned restaurants for authentic middle-eastern food.

Visitors can also explore the downtown streets of Tel Aviv for shopping, nightlife, and critically acclaimed restaurants. Rothschild Boulevard is one of the most iconic streets, located in the heart of Tel Aviv. It is a business centre, with major banks and companies lining the street, a centre for culture, a short walk from the official theatre and concert hall of Tel Aviv. The street also serves as a culinary haven, with dozens of top restaurants spanning its length, and the centre of social life in the city, popular with dog walkers, bikers, and locals. Beautiful coffee shops, famed frozen yogurt destinations and more are located on Rothschild. Another must-see, Dizengoff Street has once again appeared as one of the most vibrant avenues, not far from the beaches. With designer clothing stores and historical museums, to flashy nightlife and a wide variety of restaurants, there is so much to see on this four kilometre stretch.

For more information or to book a trip, contact: IBMT Tours at (905) 764-9200 ext #1. We look forward to showing you Tel Aviv, with its renowned tastes, smells, and unforgettable destinations.


Still traveling but wanted to thank you for planning a marvelous trip.  It is truly a trip of a lifetime.


Susan Lachtman


The IBMT Bar Mitzvah tour was fantastic! It was the perfect blend of family time and peer group time, of sites with religious/historic significance and just plain fun. The guide was personable and informative, and even the bus driver was great. All the details were attended to and you didn’t have to concern yourself with or worry about a thing. It was a true vacation. We would highly recommend it to anyone. If you are going to Eilat, Petra is a must!

We went on a church group to the Holyland with IBMT Tours and had a great trip, everything was planned for us perfectly. There was over 123 people in four different bus groups and things went smoothly, I thought it was going to be hectic with that many people in the group but IBMT did a wonderful job and made sure the buses did not go convoy, every bus had its own time table and itinerary for the day, our guide Dani was so knowledgeable and loving. We love you IBMT and we will recommend you guys. Thanks for everything you have done for us.

We just returned from Israel on an IBMT Bar Mitzvah Tour for our three grandsons.  We had enough family members to warrant our own bus.  After checking out many tour companies we went with IBMT and all of us were glad we did.  The hotels were fabulous and the rooms allotted even more so.  From the INBAL in Jerusalem, KFAR BLUM in the Galilee, the SHERATON in Tel Aviv, to the ROYAL BEACH in Eilat we couldn’t have asked for more.  Our meals were equally excellent.  Beginning with a welcome reception at the INBAL to the closing dinner at the CANAAN restaurant in Tel Aviv one and all loved them.

It was a busy tour made even more so by my husband who was determined the grandchildren see “everything”.  Fortunately for us, we had the best guide when Ornan (from IBMT) gave us GADI.  All of the groups loved their guides but Gadi was  special.  He was able to reach the kids (ages 7-13) as well as the adults.  His knowledge, willingness to adjust the schedule, and good nature gave him a soft spot in all of our hearts.  He filled in at Yad Vashem when the guide droned on a bit too much for some of us.  He searched out a cemetery where a father, grandfather and great grandfather was buried and proceeded to enlighten us on the rituals and customs of a military cemetery.  He adjusted our times to include those little extras.  When weather precluded the camels, we visited Qumran.  After the Bar Mitzvahs, some wanted to walk down Masada - again, no problem. 

We loved everything.  Friday night dinner with an Israeli family (coincidentally the husband was from Toronto), meeting the soldiers on the kibbutz, the Druze lunch, sampling different foods at the shuk, the bullet factory and on and on.  Although the weather was precarious in December, it didn’t stop us and we were able to celebrate Chanukah in Israel...menorahs  everywhere, sufganiyot of every kind, celebrations in the street galore.

Would we recommend this tour...without a moments hesitation.  We had a family trip of a lifetime.  Thank you also to our bus driver Louie, whom we all loved and who got us around safely. 

“Gadi” - what else can we say ... g double o - d, j-o-b. Good job, good job.  V-e-r-y-n-i-c-e, very nice, very nice.💕



I cannot imagine a better, more organized, more perfect experience! IBMT went above and beyond all expectations!

Loved the trip! The itinerary was fantastic and really kept us moving. We were able to see and do so much. Best of all was our tour guide Natalie. She was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Israel.

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